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A SERVICE

FOR DAYS OF FASTING AND HUMILIATION.

The Minister may use the common Service for Morning or Evening Prayer, till he comes to the Psalm beginning, O come let us sing, &c. instead of which shall be said or sung, the following Anthem, from the fifty-fifth Psalm.

FSALM 55.

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escape from the stormy wind and tempest.

But yet I will call upon God, and the Lord shall

save me.

In the evening, and morning, and at noonday will I pray, and that instantly; and he shall hear my voice.

O cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall nourish thee, and shall not suffer the righteous to fall for ever.

And then, instead of the Psalms for the Day of the Month, shall be said the following Psalms.

PSALM 6.

O LORD, rebuke me

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Turn thee, O Lord, and deliver my soul; O save me for thy mercies' sake.

Depart from me, all ye who work vanity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

The Lord hath heard my petition; the Lord will receive my prayer.

PSALM 42.

AS the hart panteth after the water brooks, so longeth my soul after thee, O God.

for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his

My soul is athirst for God, yea, even for the living God; when shall I come to appear before the presence of God?

Why art thou so full of heaviness, O my soul; and why art thou so disquieted within me;

Put thy trust in God;

countenance.

The Lord hath granted his loving kindness in the day time; and in the night season did I sing unto him, and made my prayer unto the God of my life.

I will say unto the God of my strength, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?

As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is now thy God?

Why art thou so cast down, O my soul; and why art thou so disquieted within me?

O put thy trust in God; for I will yet thank him, who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

PSALM 80.

HEAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; shine forth, thou that sittest upon the Cherubim.

Turn us again, O God, show the light of thy

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the Minister shall read the FIRST LESSON, which may be either of the following portions from the Old Testament. Isaiah lviii. Hosea xiv. Joel ii. And at the end of the Lesson he shall say, Here endeth the First Les

son.

Then shall be said, or sung, the following portion of the 103d Psalm.

PSALM 103.

THE Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long suffering, and of great goodness.

He will not always be chiding; neither keepeth he his anger for ever.

He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.

For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward those who fear him.

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children;

even so the Lord pitieth those who fear him.

For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are but dust.

The days of man are but as grass; he flourisheth as a flower of the field.

For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon those who fear him, and his righteousness upon children's children;

Even upon such as keep his covenants, and think upon his commandments to do them.

Then shall the Minister read the SECOND LESSON, which may be either of the following portions from the New Testament: Matt. vi. to 19. Mark ii. 15 to 21.

And at the end of the Les

son he shall say, Here endeth the Second Lesson.

Then shall be said or sung the following

Psalm.

PSALM 67.

GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us; and show us the light of his countenance, and be mer

ciful unto us.

That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

Let the people praise thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee.

O'let the nations rejoice and be glad; for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.

Let the people thee, O God; yea, let all the people praise thee.

Min. O God, merciful Father, who despisest not the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as be sorrowful; mercifully assist our prayers which we make before thee in all our troubles and adversities, whensoever they oppress us; and graciously hear us, that all evils which are devised

against us, may, by the providence of thy goodness, be brought to nought; that we, thy servants, being hurt by no persecutions, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy church, all the ends of the world through Jesus Christ our

Then shall the earth. bring forth her increase; and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.

God shall bless us, and

Lord.

shall fear him.

O Lord, arise, help us, Min. The Lord be with and deliver us for thy name's sake.

you.

Answ. And with thy

spirit.

Answ. And grant us thy salvation.

Min. O God, make clean our hearts within us; Answ. And take not thy holy Spirit from us.

Min. Let us pray.

O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;

O God, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have declared unto us the noble works that thou didst in their days,

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